One Young World Launches Global Fund for Young Leaders Tackling COVID-19



One Young World is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund.

Around the world, young people are combatting COVID-19 with the most innovative methods in the most challenging circumstances. By directing funds to young people on the front lines, we can ensure that resources are being accessed by those who need them most – with donations distributed widely across countries and sectors.

The fund is the first of its kind for young leaders who are addressing the impacts of COVID-19 and is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and United Way.

Young leaders have capacity for innovation, understanding of digital tools, and high levels of social responsibility, which makes them powerful actors in addressing any humanitarian challenge. 

New statistics from 1,000 young leaders globally found that young people are continuing to spearhead activism. The research found a staggering 72% of young people have volunteered their time to help others during this pandemic, yet they continue to be underfunded.

One Young World believes that a global crisis demands a global response. The COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund will enable us all to meet this challenge. 


COVID-19 Young Leaders Fund Webpage

Young leaders are part of the most connected, informed and resourceful generation in human history. We now need to ensure they have the funds needed to tackle some of the largest issues created by COVID-19.

Ella Robertson, Managing Director, One Young World

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